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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Cuilco in Guatemala

Earthquake location 15.4375S, -92.0688WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Cuilco in Guatemala. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/04/20 / 2020-04-22 21:15:48 / April 22, 2020 @ 9:15 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700099nk. Id of event: us700099nk. Exact location of event, longitude -92.0688 West, latitude 15.4375 North, depth = 179.19 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 179.19 km (111 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:15:48 / 3:15 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Comitán (c. 79 900 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Huehuetenango (c. 79 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from San Francisco El Alto (c. 54 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Almolonga, Flores Costa Cuca, Santa María Chiquimula.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 11 km WNW of Cuilco, Guatemala.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -92.0688° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.4375° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 179.19 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km WNW of Cuilco, Guatemala Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-04-22 21:15:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-05 22:49:38 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 284 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.263 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.41 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 71 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us700099nk Id of event.
Event Code 700099nk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us700099nk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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